Friday Favorites Round Up - B Loved Boston

Boston

Boston
Around Boston

Q&A

Q&A
Frequently Asked Questions

Shop Favorites

Shop Favorites
Shop My Favorites

Friday Favorites Round Up

Happy Friday loves!! I first want to thank you all so much for all the sweet words for my birthday!! I'm so thankful to have so many great blogging buddies!! You guys are the best! Between a training and celebrations, this week flew by! Linking up with Amanda to share a few favorites. 
Fully intending to both of these this weekend! 

Favorite Recipe

Breakfast on the weekends is one of my favorite things, but scrambled eggs are quickly becoming OLD!! Can't wait to try these Ham & Cheese scones

Favorite Book

I have a huge girl crush on Maria Menounos and she just released a new cookbook - The EveryGirl's Guide to cooking. As far as prices go, this is super cheap for a cookbook! I'm also really wanting to scoop up Chrissy Teigen's Cravings book

Favorite Dinner

Last night we had dinner at Da Vinci for my birthday. It also happens to be Restaurant Week here in Boston which is just so fortuitous! I picked Da Vinci - their menu is so much better than most places because they offer so much! 
My friend Jess also happened to be in town from London so I couldn't have been happier to have her enjoy dinner with us! To say I left stuffed would be an understatement! 

Favorite Product

I 100% admit that cleaning my brushes is not a priority because it's a little cumbersome. The sigma mat makes this incredibly easy and you may have seen me use it on snapchat (@blovedboston) I used it with the MAC brush cleaner and the makeup just fell off...pretty gross to see how much builds up!


Favorite Links

//This quinceanera was insane...over a year to plan
//ICYMI: I shared the final part of our trip to Dubai
//This amazing article puts "having it all" into perspective

Bonus:

Wishing a very happy birthday to my blogging love - Jenn!! You are amazing, selfless, beautiful & every other great adjective out there!! Happy Birthday doll, I wish you nothing but the best!!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend and can't wait to see you back here Monday for Weekending!! 

88 comments

  1. So glad you had a wonderful birthday, love! you are the sweetest lady out there and deserve nothing but the best! Dinner looked delicious. Enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend <3!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Have a great weekend continuing to celebrate your day. Dinner looked great and I love that ham and cheese scone recipe!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad you had an awesome dinner celebrating your birthday, you deserve it! And those scones... I want them for breakfast now! YUM! Hope you have an awesome weekend pretty lady! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    ReplyDelete
  4. So so glad that you had a great birthday and I hope the celebrations continue for you into the weekend! Im glad you liked that makeup brush mat. Karl said it worked really well and I could probably use one to clean my brushes too.
    Thank you so much for the birthday love and shout out! So glad that we're friends and found each other from blogging! Love you!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hate cleaning my make up brushes, so I'll have to check out that mat! So glad you had a great birthday :) Enjoy your weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    ReplyDelete
  6. So glad you had a great birthday even though the week flew by, now it's Friday.. Keep celebrating hahah.. Need to clean my brushes today! Happy bday to Jenn too!! Woohooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yay for a fab birthday dinner!!! Cute pictures! I love Maria M. too, did you know she got engaged the other day after dating this guy for years and years, she is so cute!! However, you are CUTER!!! happy weekend love, just keep on celebrating!!!! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Birthday Biana! I hope you spend this weekend celebrating with the ones you love and getting spoiled rotten!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Birthday! Looks like fun :) Savory scones are seriously the best! That recipe looks amazing! Happy Friday girl!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a wonderful birthday week!! Hope you get to celebrate on the weekend too!! Got to play catch up with your posts!! That quincinera has me intrigued!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You had me at the scones! Glad da vincis was great- and I loooooved your Dubai posts!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your dinner looks amazing! I'm in need of washing my brushes - I need to look into that mat, it's genius!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Belated Birthday, Biana!! It looks like you enjoyed a fabulous one!!! Keep that celebrating going and have yourself the loveliest of weekends ahead, sweets! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds like a fantastic birthday celebrating girl! That food looks ah-mazing!! Washing makeup brushes seriously hasn't been more fun, I definitely clean them more now with the mat :)! Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Glad you had some good yummies for your birthday!
    That make up brush cleaner is so intriguing to me. I know I'd probably gasp at what came out of my brushes.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy belated birthday girl! Looks like you enjoyed every minute of it with friends and the hubby!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I got Chrissy Tiegen's cookbook and it is amazing! I have such a girl crush on her!! And I agree with you on cleaning makeup brushes... I don't do it nearly enough. Need to get into the habit of doing it more often!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy belated birthday, lady! Your birthday dinner sounds amazing. I really want to make those ham & cheese scones! Also, I wrote about how much I loved the Cravings cookbook today-what a coincidence! Haha. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm always sooo completely grossed out with what comes out of my makeup brushes! Which reminds me I should probably do that sometime soon! Glad you are having a great birthday week!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your birthday dinner looked fabulous!! I really want the Cravings cookbook as well, if you get it you'll have to let us know what you think!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Glad you had a great birthday!!! :) That make-up brush tool looks awesome- I might just need to get me one of those. I am a total slacker when it comes to cleaning brushes!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Those scones sound so amazing! Happy belated birthday!

    Fizz and Frosting

    ReplyDelete
  23. your birthday dinner looked so great! all the celebrations :) and that brush cleaning mat looks awesome! have a wonderful weekend girly! happy friday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    ReplyDelete
  24. Friday night is officially breakfast for dinner night and I was at a loss for ideas tonight. TOTALLY checking out those ham and cheese scones right now! Yum!!
    What a perfect birthday dinner! And yay! Happy birthday, Jenn! Almost birthday twins!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Those scones look delicious and I will have to check out Maria's cookbook. I really want Chrissy's too!! Your birthday dinner looks like it was pretty fun!! That food looks delicious too. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend continuing the celebration too!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. That having it all article was definitely quite the read. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday dinner! I love when restaurants do fixed tasting menus like that.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Enjoy extending your birthday into the weekend! Hope that y'all have lots of fun things planned so you can keep celebrating :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm so glad you have a nice birthday!! I must live under a rock, I had no idea that it was restaurant week here! I totally need to check out that brush cleaning mat, looks like it would make cleaning my brushes so much easier. Have a wonderful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Totally crushing on Maria M too!! Would love to try Chrissy's recipes too, but let's be honest...I don't cook! Have a great BUBBLE-FILLED weekend and make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

    ReplyDelete
  30. Those scones look delicious and the brush cleaning mat is very intriguing! Glad you had a happy birthday and a fun dinner.
    xo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Glad you had such a fabulous birthday week, you dinner last night looked delish! I'm terrible about cleaning my makeup brushes, but that mat looks so fun and it's too pretty not to use! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  32. Happy belated birthday! Looks like a great restaurant with yummy food! I did not now Maria Menounos cooked, but would be curious. I am a terrible cook so anything easy is my jam. I think I have seen you post about that cleaning mat twice now. I am going to have to do that. My friend is always ragging on me about my brushes. I just have to bite the bullet. Have a good weekend! http://mymonochromaticlife.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy Birthday!!!... I'm drooling over those scones, let us know how they turn out! The Sigma Mat is a life changer for me!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

    ReplyDelete
  34. So glad you had a fabulous birthday! That makeup cleaning mat is genius; I haven't cleaned my brushes in wayyyyy too long (eek). Happy weekend, gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Happy belated birthday! I'm loving that first quote! Also, it looks like you had such a great time :)

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Happy, happy birthday to you!!! Looks like you had a great day and even NICER that it's also restaurant week! Cheers to a wonderful new year ahead for you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. So glad you had a great birthday my dear. It's going to be a great year for you. Those scones look awesome too.

    ReplyDelete
  38. That brush-cleaning mat is awesome, and I totally want to pick one up! Also, those scones look soooo good. I hope you have a nice weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    ReplyDelete
  39. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! And you deserve it! ;)
    I need that Sigma mat asap! Looks like it makes cleaning brushes so much easier and effective. And did you see Maria Menudos just got engaged to her bf of 19 years?!! Happy weekend!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a wonderful birthday! I'm glad you had fun! I love Maria M! Did you see she got engaged after 19 years? I am so happy for her! Thank you for sharing that makeup cleaning mat! I need that in my life! I never clean my brushes. Have a great weekend! xo

    ReplyDelete
  41. How awesome is that sigma mat? I am going to check it out. I had almost rather buy a new brush than clean an old one, but that might make me change my mind! Have a great weekend...and keep celebrating your birthday as long as possible!

    ReplyDelete
  42. So glad you had a wonderful birthday! The ham and cheese scones look so yummy! I will have to pick up Maria's cookbook, I am needing some new recipe ideas! hope you have a lovely weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    ReplyDelete
  43. Aw such a sweet tribute to Jenn! So so happy you had an amazing birthday dinner with Gary and a special visitor. I hope you continue to celebrate more into this weekend because you deserve nothing but the best! I'm with ya on scrambled eggs getting old too. Lol

    ReplyDelete
  44. I came across that scones recipe on Pinterest yesterday and thought they sounded delicious..looking forward to hearing your take! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    ReplyDelete
  45. I have actually been to DaVinci & loved it! I'm glad you had a fabulous birthday dinner and during restaurant week...score!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Those scones look amazing! I just saw the Maria Menounos cookbook at Target yesterday and I want to look into it. I am with you on washing makeup brushes falling low on the priority list. I have the Sigma mat on my wishlist. Happy Friday! Jess at Just Jess

    ReplyDelete
  47. I need that makeup brush mat, the thought of how dirty my brushes get really freaks me out! Also, I didn't know Maria Menounos had a book out...being a fellow Greek girl, I need to get it! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Total confession: I hardly clean my make up brushes. When I do though? Ugh. Makes me sick. I am going to look into that brush cleaning mat!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your birthday so much! :) :) I love Maria M, too! I think she just got engaged?

    ReplyDelete
  49. So glad you had a wonderful birthday dinner! I NEED to get me one of those cleaning mats - I've been telling myself all week I needed to clean my brushes! Have a great weekend!
    -Leah
    Chasing Texas

    ReplyDelete
  50. Man oh man you and Amanda are inspiring me for some cooking this weekend! Hope you have an excellent birthday weekend, because, after all, it should roll over, right? (;

    ReplyDelete
  51. happy birthday lady!!! :) those scones look so good. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
  52. mmmm your birthday dinner looks amazing!! I have been dying to try that sigma mat for brush cleaning! maybe some birthday money will be spent on it :) hope you keep celebrating your birthday through the weekend! milk it, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you had a fun celebration :) Those scones look amazing & I want both of those books too!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Girl, I pretty much never clean my makeup brushes... I know, so gross! I usually just buy a new one when mine starts looking raggedy. Lol. I love this mat, though! I need one because it would probably save me a lot of money in the long run! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Those scones look so delicious! What treat to have a yummy birthday dinner with a great friend, hope you had a fabulous time! happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  56. So glad you had a great birthday! And those ham and cheese scones look delicious. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

    ReplyDelete
  57. So glad you had a great birthday. That birthday dinner looks delicious. Have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  58. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your dinner looks delicious and how perfect that it falls during restaurant week!!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Your Birthday dinner looked ah-mazing!! Happy Belated Birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  60. OMG, those ham & cheese scones look so delicious! I agree, scrambled eggs really does get boring, as do most breakfast options. I often find myself searching Pinterest in hopes of finding something healthy and unique, this sounds great! I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday and that your friend was able to join you guys! I hope you have the best weekend ahead, beautiful; I look forward to Monday's post!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Sooo happy you had a wonderful birthday! The food looks scrumptious!!! That breakfast recipe you are going to make looks fabulous!!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

    ReplyDelete
  62. You are so cute! Happy weekend dear!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: NEW COAT! PARIS FASHION WEEK II

    ReplyDelete
  63. Sounds like such a lovely time you had, and I really love the bush mat. I need one myself. x
    Spice Pantry

    ReplyDelete
  64. Happy Birthday once more! Ooo I'm planning to go up to Boston at some point this year! I'll remember that restaurant! I seriously need to get that make-up brush cleaner too! =)

    Have a great weekend!! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

    ReplyDelete
  65. Ohhhh look at those scones! Yes, please!!! Your birthday dinner looks fabulous! Looks like yo uhad a great time! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Those scones look insane! I love a savory sweet! So glad you had such a great birthday night and hope the celebrations continue all weekend! xo

    ReplyDelete
  67. Ham and cheese scone??!! Sounds and looks more like a dessert so count me in. They look amazing. Your birthday pics have been amazing and I am glad you had a great one!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I'm so glad that you had a great birthday yesterday, and hopefully the celebrating can continue into the weekend! You just convinced me to get that Sigma brush cleaning mat! I use the daily brush cleaners, but I know that I need something that's going to help to deep clean all of my brushes.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Love that we both posted about the Sigma brush mat today - it's a game changer! Just ordered Chrissy's cookbook this week too and can't wait to get it! Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  70. i want to check out MM's book. she just got engaged!! yay for birthday dinners!! i am having champagne as we speak because why not? have a great weekend!!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Omg I neeeeed that brush mat cleaner!! I read about it a few weeks ago and after hearing that you love it, I SO need to buy it now! Happy weekend, girl!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. Omg I neeeeed that brush mat cleaner!! I read about it a few weeks ago and after hearing that you love it, I SO need to buy it now! Happy weekend, girl!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. I don't even know what that fried ball thing on the restaurant plate is but it looks delicious. DaVinci sounds awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  74. That birthday dinner looks delish... and how amazing that your birthday falls during restaurant week?! That's genius!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Happy belated birthday!! Those scones look sooooo yummy!

    Erica
    http://pumpsandpushups.com/healthylifestylegoals/

    ReplyDelete
  76. Need to check out that cookbook asap!! Great post! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/03/chocolate-banana-coconut-pie-layered-cake-recipe.html

    ReplyDelete
  77. Happy birthday Biana! I need to try that makeup remover mat! Genius!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    ReplyDelete
  78. Your birthday dinner looks amazing and like a lot of fun!! My biggest thing about cleaning makeup brushes is that they take a little while to dry!! So I don't like doing it because I'm scared they'll still be wet when I need them lol

    ReplyDelete
  79. I have been wanting to check out Chrissy's cookbook, too! I'm so glad that you had a great birthday dinner, and that Sigma mat is amazing. I love mine! Happy Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  80. That little mat to clean the makeup brushes looks awesome!
    Hope you had a good weekend, lady!


    Amber
    All the Cute

    ReplyDelete
  81. I had no idea that Maria Menounos has a cookbook! I really like her too. Hope you had a great birthday weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Happy Birthday dear!! Love your photos!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    ReplyDelete
  83. Happy birthday to you and your friend. That is a great quote. Those scones sound great and I need that mat for my brushes, where can I purchase it?

    Happy Monday B!

    ReplyDelete
  84. happy birthday again lol. that cookbook looks great, and oh those scones.. yum! loved that having it all article, so true!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Such a wonderful birthday dinner! I love that mat to clean brushes! I need one for myself. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

    ReplyDelete

I read and respond to each and every one of your comments via email! Thank you for taking the time to read!